New signing Park Chu-Young has revealed that he will only play at the Emirates for two more years following a requirement by South Korea for him to complete 21 months of military service before he turns 30.
The South Korean has hardly featured for the gunners this term (which is disappointing) and could face being jailed or exiled from his country if he fails to complete the service.
The South Korean said on the situation:
It isn’t really possible to be excused. That can’t and won’t happen, which is another reason I chose to come here.
I’ll have to leave Europe in two years’ time and I thought this would be an incredible place to finish. My national service is inevitable and there is no point in thinking anything else.
I’ll still be playing games, but for an army club. I think it’ll be difficult to return to Europe after that, although if something interesting comes up, you never know.
The former Monaco front-man looked sharp on the last international break, bagging a hat-trick against Lebanon and another goal not long after against Kuwait but has yet to make a big impact at Arsenal. Hopefully he makes the most of his Arsenal chance when he gets it!